and what would a Helios bomb do if fired into one of the carrier's fighterbays?
that would leave quite a mess wouldn't it?
destroyers are allrounders, and because of the extremely high costs involved in making one, i think that they want to have a "jack of all trades".
should there be carriers, i think they would be corvette sized, small, high mobility carriers capable of getting out of trouble as fast as possible.
also, the suggestion for "big" carriers is not very smart.
if it get's shot, you're ****ed.
since it would not be made for direct combat, it would not be very heavily arm(or)ed, so one clean hit from either a couple of bombs or big beams would reduce it to a flaming fighter-sarcofagus.
on top of that, it is slow, ponderous and will nto be able to get out of the hotspot when the hotspot is all over his candyass.